Posted on 10/03/2018 at 04:15 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The author who invited you to eat, pray, and love is preparing to serve you a “gin fizz” of a book.

Elizabeth Gilbert will publish her eighth book next June, a novel that she called “the lightest, funniest thing I’ve written out of the darkest grief,” in an interview with People magazine.

Set in the 1940s, City of Girls follows Vivian Morris after her expulsion from Vassar College.

She moves in with her aunt, who owns a theater in New York City, and mingles with actors and writers before becoming caught up in a scandal.

Gilbert had put City of Girls aside to care for her partner, Rayya Elias, who had been diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer.

After Elias died in January, Gilbert wanted to write a story that was a “tonic for her own life to make me happy,” she explains — hence the gin fizz reference.

Read Gilbert’s complete interview on People’s website.

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